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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Brain Injury Patients Face Double Injustice -- Trauma and Mounting Bills
From Fox News:
As many as 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injury each year in the U.S., and tens of thousands die. Those who survive are often left facing years of physical, occupational and speech therapy, mountains of bills and limited .
This also happened to a friend of mine over 20 years ago. Her beautiful 16-year-old daughter was seriously injured in an automobile accident and suffered brain damage. Their insurance policy had a $1 million cap which they blew through in the first year or so. The cost of medical care, therapy, rehab, etc was so expensive they had trouble processing it. Totally depleted family savings, broke up the family and harmed the mom's career because she had to devote so much time to her daughter's care. It was absolutely heartbreaking, and I don't think it's much better today. If anyone has a good story to tell about this, I'd like to hear it.
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